Knitting for Service Learning

Knitting for Service LearningPerhaps there is nothing as soothing on a cold winter’s day than to sit with friends and to knit and chat. Well knitting is exactly what a group of Grade 9 students have chosen to do for their advisory period, each day 4. As a component of their service learning they are knitting scarves for the local community in Dali which will be distributed during our Week-Without-Walls trip.

Here’s what some of the students had to say regarding their experience… Fernanda commented that she wanted to join the group to learn a new skill and she thought it would be fun to knit with her friends, all while helping the less fortunate. Kaede said that she really enjoys just being able to sit in front of the TV and knit, as she finds it relaxing.  Mandy wanted to create something that could actually be used to keep someone warm during the winter.

Not every student knew how to knit when the group started, so it was a wonderful opportunity for friends to work together to teach and to learn. They show each other how to do basic stitches, pick up dropped stitches, and even cast off. During the Winter Break many of the students finished their first scarf and are now keen to progress onto slippers!

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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